Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Fortnight to #Freedom Begins in the USA - FREE Resources from #Bishops!


Fortnight For Freedom

Fortnight for Freedom 2016: Witnesses to Freedom

Fortnight for Freedom is an initiative of the Roman Catholic bishops of the United States. Involves events over fourteen days from June 21 to July 4 each year, call upon Catholics to participate in a pledge to religious liberty. It also prays for  inclusion of a "conscience clause" for religious institutions and religious faithful to practice according to the moral tenets of one's religious faith.
Hold firm, stand fast, and insist upon what belongs to you by right as Catholics.-Our First, Most Cherished Liberty

What is the Fortnight for Freedom?

Each year dioceses around the country arrange special events to highlight the importance of defending religious freedom. The Fortnight for Freedom is from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—to July 4, Independence Day.

Celebrate the Fortnight for Freedom with your local church community!

 We invite you to Gather, Learn, Pray, Pilgrimage, and Share!

2016 AMERICAN TOUR OF RELICSThe USCCB is sponsoring an American tour of the relics of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher.  The relics will be coming to the following places:
Miami. . . 
Baltimore. . . 
Pittsburgh
Philadelphia. . . 
Minnesota. . . 
Denver. . . 
Phoenix. . . 
Los Angeles. . . 
Washington, DC
Please contact the local diocese for details about events.
 

Fact Sheets

Learn more about current challenges to religious freedom, both here in the United States and abroad.

The Little Sisters of the Poor

On March 23, 2016 The Little Sisters of the Poor made their case in the Supreme Court for religious freedom. #LetThemServe
Shared from the USCCB

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